Kevin Owens made his main roster two weeks ago when he hit John Cena with the pop-up powerbomb and shocked the world, confirming that he would take on the United States Champion at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view this Sunday.
He appeared on Raw earlier this week as well as Thursday Night SmackDown and fans are excited to finally see him in action on a WWE pay-per-view, but Elimination Chamber probably won’t be the last we see of Owens in the coming months.
WWE.com are running advertisements which suggest Kevin Owens is scheduled to appear on Monday Night Raw right through to August 3.
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His feud with John Cena has only been running for two weeks but it is already one of the more highly anticipated matches on an impressive card. It was expected that the United States Championship would be on the line as Kevin Owens interrupted John Cena during his open challenge segment, but Owens made it clear that he already has his prize – the NXT Championship.
If the United States Championship was on the line then the likelihood is John Cena would have defeated Kevin Owens at Elimination Chamber and cut short the dominance of the NXT Champion.
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But a title not being on the line means Kevin Owens can already show the main roster fans what he is capable of and what to expect of him when he eventually does make the permanent move from NXT to the main roster.
It doesn’t make any sense to have Kevin Owens show up on the main roster for three weeks or so, so the WWE will have had these plans for a while and it will be interesting to see what they have up their sleeve for Owens, although it’s not clear whether it could be a new singles feud to see him through to August whilst remaining committed to NXT.
There are big events also coming up which Owens would not only love to be a part of but could potentially play a big role. SummerSlam is on the horizon and having the NXT Champion on there would be huge, because he is that good that he needs to be on the main roster as soon as possible, but with star names missing on NXT in Hideo Itami and Sami Zayn, his presence is also needed there.
Brock Lesnar is rumoured to be at Battleground which would make a sub-par event a must-watch event and the inclusion of Kevin Owens would make the show that much more attractive. But the event fans would love to see Kevin Owens compete on is the exciting Money in the Bank show, as that alone opens a lot of possibilities and Owens himself has spoken about this opportunity and it is something he is working towards.
Speaking on the PodNasty Wrestling Podcast, he said:
“I have interest in competing in every big event like Money in the Bank or Elimination Chamber or SummerSlam or whatever it is. I want to be part of those shows, I want to be part of that product that’s where I want to be.” – Kevin Owens.
Now fans can tune in to Elimination Chamber knowing that the match with John Cena won’t be his last on the main roster for a while, with some big shows coming up we can expect to see Kevin Owens stick around, especially if he manages to pick up a big win over the face of the WWE.
If the reports are true then Kevin Owens certainly has a busy schedule of his own, having to deal with main roster and potentially pay-per-view appearances and keeping up with NXT tapings as well as keeping his feud with Samoa Joe alive.
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